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There are 6 ways to get from Qingdao to Kunming by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Qingdao (TAO) to Kunming (KMG) TAO - KMG

$95 - $316

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Qingdao to Tengzhou Z272
  2. Take the train from Tengzhou to Kunming K492

$53 - $62

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Train China Railways G-Class  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Qingdao North to Zaozhuang G1838 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaozhuang to Kunming South Jinan-Kunming

$201 - $272

Bus  •  40 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Qingdao to Jinan
  2. Take the bus from Jinan to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
  4. Take the bus from Fuyuan to Kunming

$131 - $183

Train China Railways K-Class #2  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Qingdao to Gaomi G260 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gaomi to Kunming K878

$56 - $69

Drive  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Qingdao to Kunming 1599 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to train which costs ¥370 - ¥430 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to fly which costs ¥650 - ¥2200 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Qingdao to Kunming. However, there are services departing from Qingdao and arriving at Kunming via Jinan, Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station and Fuyuan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 12 min.

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The distance between Qingdao and Kunming is 2083 km. The road distance is 2558.4 km.

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The best way to get from Qingdao to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 18 h 59 min and costs ¥1400 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Qingdao to Kunming, including transfers.

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Qingdao to Kunming bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Qingdao station.

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The best way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs ¥650 - ¥2200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1400 - ¥1900 and takes 18 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs ¥900 - ¥1300 and takes 40 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Qingdao Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Qingdao to Kunming bus services, operated by Guizhou Transportation, arrive at Kunming station.

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Map of how to get from Qingdao to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 1302 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Qingdao, China and Kunming, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and four other airlines fly from Qingdao to Kunming hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Qingdao to Kunming via Qingdao North, Qingdao North, Zaozhuang, Zaozhuang, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 18 h 59 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Quzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Jingdezhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Qingdao North to Zaozhuang
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $50
1st Class Seat
$65 - $75
Business Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Zaozhuang to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$160 - $190
1st Class Seat
$270 - $310
Business Class Seat
$500 - $600
Train from Qingdao to Gaomi
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $14
1st Class Seat
$17 - $19
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qingdao to Tengzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $16
Hard Sleeper
$23 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $45
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Tengzhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
39 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$42 - $44
Hard Sleeper
$76 - $81
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $130
Train from Gaomi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
46 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $54
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$50 - $51
Hard Sleeper
$91 - $95
Soft Sleeper
$145 - $155
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qingdao to Gaomi Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$6 - $9
1st Class Seat
$5 - $8
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Qingdao to Jinan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Jinan to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
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Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
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Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
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Guizhou Transportation

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Yes, the driving distance between Qingdao to Kunming is 2558 km. It takes approximately 25 h 46 min to drive from Qingdao to Kunming.

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Sichuan Airlines, Shandong Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Qingdao Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Qingdao to Qingdao Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs ¥20.

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